June 04, 2014
“When I crossed the finish line, I was a little discouraged, because I thought I hadn’t done it.”
By Rick Plumlee, The Wichita Eagle
Six hundred yards into the Mile race, Jim Ryun was bumped in the tight pack of runners. He stumbled off the track to the infield.
“I wasn’t even sure I’d...
May 15, 2014
Epic, history-making high school Mile race by teen phenom & 1964 Olympian stands the test of time
On Saturday, May 15, 1965, Jim Ryun, who a year earlier had already broken 4 minutes in the Mile as a junior for Wichita East High in Wichita, Kansas, the first prep athlete to achieve the magic...
March 17, 2014
American teen beats Russian women and also sets indoor world record
By Bring Back the Mile
March 1972: The world was still embroiled in the Cold War, the Vietnam War was raging on and U.S. President Richard Nixon had recently returned from an official visit to Mao Zedong in China. To step on...
January 27, 2013
Junior shatters long-standing mark in girls HS indoor Mile as well as absolute mark
By Brian Heyman, LoHud.com
NEW YORK — Mary Cain sat there inside Scarsdale High at 7:45 Saturday morning, Jan. 26, just another kid in the room taking the SATs until 12:30pm.
Busy day. Shortly before 4:00pm,...
May 27, 2012
High school phenom runs epic race against world class field at Pre Classic
By Walt Murphy, Walt Murphy's News & Results Service
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EUGENE, Ore. -- South Lakes, Va. High School senior Alan Webb,...
June 01, 2011
'King of the Mile' Glenn Cunningham was a real hero of mine... he did the impossible. He was burnt as a child from his arms to his legs to his feet to his back and the doctors said he would never walk again.
By Gary Cohen, GaryCohenRunning.com
Louis Zamperini placed eighth in the 5000 meters...
February 02, 2003
Jim Ryun, first high school boy to run sub-4 minute Mile, selected #1 over Tiger Woods and LeBron James
From ESPN Page 2 staff
LeBron James is uncommonly good. But just how uncommon? We dove into our collective brainpool and scoured ESPN's Fly High with Delta Bill Bradley Sports Library to...
June 01, 2001
Astounding high schooler Alan Webb smashed Jim Ryun's 36-year-old high school record for the Mile at storied Hayward Field
By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated
There was little doubt that high school senior Alan Webb had arrived in Eugene, Ore. for Sunday's Prefontaine Classic physically ready...
January 20, 2001
First U.S. prep to run sub-4 indoor Mile with 3:59.86 clocking; also 4th U.S. high schooler under 4 minutes for storied distance
By Sabrina Yohannes, IAAF.org
Alan Webb, 18, became the first American high school athlete to run under 4 minutes for the indoor Mile on Saturday. Webb's time of 3...
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